KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI

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KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI

Fort Kochi / KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI

KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI  The Chinese fishing nets which symbolises Kochi can be seen only in Fort Kochi which may be the only place in the world where the Chinese fishing nets are unique outside China for which the credit goes to the traders from the court of Chinese emperor Kubla Khan. Presently, there are 11 Chinese fishing nets dotting the Fort Kochi shoreline while it was 20 about ten years agoSt Francis Church which is one of the oldest built by Europeans in India and another landmark in this area is Vasco House where Vasco Da Gama is believed to have lived. Visitors can also enjoy walking along Fort Kochi Beach which may be the only beach in the state which has the presence of the Chinese fishing nets and which is also famous for Cochin carnival that is conducted on New Years eve KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI

 

Mattancherry / KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI

Mattancherry is another fascinating area in Kochi. The name mattancherry originated from the house name “Ancherry Mattam”, a Brahmin house which was pronounced by foreign traders as Matt-Ancherry. Mattancherry is tourist spot in Kochi where Portuguese influence can be seen and in particular the Dutch Palace. Jew Town is another tourist attraction of Mattancherry with the synagogue dating from 1568 which is India’s oldest functioning synagogue along with other tourist spots like Mattancherry Palace Museum which hosts different weapons such as swords, spears etc , Mattacherry Pazhayannur Royal temple and Palliarakkavvu temple, Ram Mandir, Gowd Saraswat Brahmin temples etc.

Marine Drive / KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI

KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI  Marine Drive as its name suggests in not a drive way through which vehicles can be driven , but a scenic promenade in Ernakulam which has the rainbow bridge that has become a symbol of Ernakulam. The Marine Drive was built on the land reclaimed from backwaters and the initial plan was to build a beautiful road along the coast line but the coastline rules prohibited it because of which the road was converted to a walkway which also has a Chinese Fishing net bridge as well. Private Boat operators offers hourly cruises starting from Marine Drive that goes through Cochin Harbour , Bolgatty and other places around. The GCDA Shopping Complex near Marine drive is the first mall in Kochi and is a major shopping arcade in Ernakulam city

 

Lulu Shopping Mall, Edappally / KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI

KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI  Kochi also has India’s largest shopping mall in Edappally – Lulu Shopping Mall owned and operated by EMKE Group. For a shopping experience in Kochi there are lots of markets but a visit to Lulu Mall is a treat with air conditioning and 300+ food outlets, stores and restaurants. There are both international brands as well as local specialties to see in this modern complex and there is also a premium five-star, 20-storey, 300 room hotel managed by JW Marriott Hotels is located adjacent to it, within the mall compound

Hill Palace Museum / KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI

KERALA TOURS AND TRAVELS COCHIN MAIN VIEWS IN KOCHI  Hill Palace was the abode of erstwhile Maharaja of Kochi and was coverted to a Museum in 1986. The museum complex exhibits crown and ornaments of erst while Cochin royal family, paintings, sculptures in stone and marble, weapons, inscriptions, coins etc and has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and a children’s park . The weapon gallery & horse cart gallery are really amazing.The Hill Palace Museum is opened to public everyday except Mondays and national /state holidays from 10am to 12.30 noon and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm and this is a must visit for tourists who are interested in culture and history of Kerala

 

 

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